DBS to hire 150 people for tech roles through programme with virtual hackathon

69 DBS logo1DBS Bank will hire 150 people in technology roles through a programme that will test candidates’ abilities.

The DBS Hack2Hire initiative aims to fill positions across 14 developer and engineering roles as the bank scales up its use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, as well as blockchain technologies.

Hack2Hire is in its fourth edition, after taking a hiatus last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The bank has hired about 120 people through previous runs of the event. Candidates have until Oct 17 to apply to take part in an online challenge that will

assess their programming and technical capabilities. This will be followed by a virtual hackathon on Oct 23 which will test their problem-solving skills.

Successful candidates will then be interviewed to see if they fit the bank’s culture.

The latest recruitment comes on top of 140 job openings for women at the DBS Women in Tech virtual career fair, announced in May. At last year’s inaugural edition of this career fair, more than 500 women applied for 50 job vacancies.

DBS is also organising a virtual Hack2Hire Festival in October, which includes a series of talks on topics such as emerging technologies and the future of work and work spaces.

Straits Times

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